- Publish Date: September 17, 2019
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Sports & Recreation - Hiking
- Publisher: Rizzoli
- Trim Size: 10 x 10
- Pages: 320
- US Price: $50.00
- CDN Price: $67.50
- ISBN: 978-0-8478-6542-0
"From instructing students on Outward Bound trips in mountains across the U.S., to personal long distance runs in the Sierra, Tetons and Rockies, I know the value of a book that not only tells us what we need to know for a safe and memorable trip, but also one that inspires, motivates, and lures us to go to places that offer incomparable rewards for our efforts. Tim Palmer's book does all that and more."
—Nettie Pardue, Executive Director, Outward Bound California, ultrarunner, and trail lover
"This is a wonderful selection of trails with a balance between essential information and personal commentary, and the photos are gorgeous. After starting with eastern mountains Palmer builds to challenging trails in the West, and he ably includes information about connecting and nearby explorations. For both the armchair traveler and the serious hiker, America's Great Mountain Trails is a gem."
—Steve Elkinton, (retired) National Park Service Program Leader for the National Trails System, author, A Grand Experiment: The National Trails System at 50.
"Trails and mountains are such overused metaphors these days that one can forget their power. Fortunately, Tim’s book, with its spectacular photographs, re-grounds us in the inspiration and uplift that hiking in America’s great mountains provides."
—Chris Brown, (retired) Director of Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers, US Forest Service, former Chief Planner for the Appalachian Trail, National Park Service.
"I've made it my life's work to keep our Siskiyou Mountain trails alive because I believe in the experiences that they offer, and I'm grateful to Tim Palmer for sharing the similar wonders of mountain trails nationwide through his stunning photographs and colorful write-ups. Tim knows America's mountains in a way I can only fathom, so take his lead, explore these places on your own, and find the magic in America's great mountain trails."
—Gabriel Howe, executive director, Siskiyou Mountain Club.
"Tim Palmer's latest work of love sets a whole new standard for guidebooks to the natural world. His essential and practical tips about the best places to hike in mountain ranges all across the country are backed by an intimate knowledge of natural history and woven into a photo book of dazzling proportions. I'm adding it to my collection of the finest guides to the American outdoors."
— John Muir Laws, author of The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada and other books.